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Adebowale Adeniran, MD

Associate Professor of Pathology

Associate Director, Pathology Residency Program

Interim Director of Cytopathology

Director, Anatomic Pathology Elective

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Toby Chai, MD

Professor of Urology and of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences

Vice Chair of Research, Department of Urology

Co-Director, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery Program

Biography

Roughly 50 percent of women will contract a urinary tract infection (UTI) during their lifetime. Dr. Toby C. Chai is dedicated to improve their chances of a quick recovery. Along with his colleagues at Yale, Dr. Chai is currently working on new research to determine if introducing estrogen directly into the bladder can protect against recurring UTIs. “We’re running out of antibiotics,” says Chai. “We utilize them so frequently, and the bacteria have become smart. We really have to open up...

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Research Interests

Urinary Incontinence; Clinical Trial; Patch-Clamp Techniques; Urothelium

Clinical Interests

Urinary Bladder Diseases; Urinary Bladder Neoplasms; Urinary Bladder, Neurogenic; Collagen; Cystoscopy; Hematuria; Prostatic Hyperplasia; Urinary Incontinence; Urinary Tract Infections; Urodynamics; Urogenital Abnormalities; Urologic Neoplasms; Urology; Women's Health; Cystocele

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Johnny Chang, MD

Clinical Instructor in Urology

Biography

Phone: 860-496-8990 Fax: 860-496-7301

Dr. Chang earned his undergraduate degree in Molecular and Cell Biology from the University of California at Berkeley where he graduated with highest honors. He subsequently attended and graduated with his M.D. from the University of California at San Francisco...

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John Colberg, MD

Associate Professor of Urology

Biography

John Colberg, M.D., Associate Professor of Urology, earned his medical degree from Washington University School of Medicine. He completed his residency in general surgery and his residency in urology at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He is Board Certified in Urology and has been named as a top doctor in New York Magazine’s Top Doctor issue. He is committed to providing dedicated care for patients with urologic cancers, including those with kidney cancer, testicular cancer, prostate cancer, penile...

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Clinical Interests

Medical Oncology

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Daniel Cornfeld, MD

Associate Professor of Diagnostic Radiology

Biography

Dr. Daniel Cornfeld received his medical degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and completed his residency in diagnostic radiology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Cornfeld is board eligible in diagnostic radiology. His clinical interests are in the Ultrasound Service, which specializes in screening for coronary arterosis, vascular ultrasound, venous reflux, aortic aneurysm screening and renal artery stenosis.

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Richard Dean, MD

Clinician, Department of Urology

Biography

As a clinician in the urology department at Yale School of Medicine, Dr. Richard J. Dean treats patients with general urological issues, such as recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs), reoccurring kidney stones, erectile dysfunction and benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), or enlarged prostrate. He also sees patients with more serious issues including bladder and prostate cancer. “I enjoy being able to correct urological problems with both surgery and medical management,” says Dr. Dean.

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Clinical Interests

Urology

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Hari Deshpande, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine (Medical Oncology) and Assistant Professor of Surgery (Otolaryngology) and Assistant Clinical Professor of Nursing

Biography

Dr. Hari Deshpande, assistant professor of medicine in the Section of Medical Oncology, is caring for patients with head and neck cancer in the medical oncology clinic and is collaborating with other disciplines throughout the Medical Center to run the Head and Neck Cancer Clinic. Previously in practice at both the New London Cancer Center and Las Vegas Cancer Center, Deshpande has clinical interests in prostate cancer and genitourinary (GU) cancers and will be establishing a new GU clinic...

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Clinical Interests

Medical Oncology; Sarcoma

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James Devanney, MD

Clinical Instructor in Urology

Biography

James F. Devanney, MD, received his BS from Trinity College and MD from The University of Connecticut School of Medicine....

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Ralph Devito, MD

Biography

Born and raised in Utica, New York. Graduated from Hamilton College in 1970 with a BA, graduated from Albany Medical School in 1974. Married Karen Gaudio, MD who trained at Yale as a Pediatric Nephrologist and was on the medical school faculty for...

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Harris Foster, Jr, MD

Professor of Urology

Director, Female Urology and Neuro-Urology

Residency Program Director

Biography

Dr. Harris E. Foster Jr. is board certified in urology and has specialized interests in voiding dysfunction and female...

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Clinical Interests

Hematuria; Urinary Incontinence; Cystitis, Interstitial; Cystocele

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David Hesse, MD

Biography

Dr David Hesse is a board certified urologist. He graduated from the University of New Mexico School of...

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Adam Hittelman, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Urology and of Pediatrics and Assistant Clinical Professor of Nursing

Associate residency director

Biography

Dr. Adam B. Hittelman is an assistant professor of Urology and Pediatrics who specializes in treating children and adolescents with urogenital problems. His practice at Yale’s Pediatric Specialty Center is dedicated to accommodating the specific needs of younger patients and their families. “Any surgery on your child, big or small, is always big when it’s your child,” says Dr. Hittelman. To ease the anxiety and strain on parents and caretakers, “we strive to coordinate all of the child’s...

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Clinical Interests

Bladder Exstrophy; Urinary Bladder, Neurogenic; Circumcision, Male; Cryptorchidism; Hernia, Inguinal; Testicular Hydrocele; Hypospadias; Kidney Calculi; Nephrectomy; Phimosis; Prune Belly Syndrome; Disorders of Sex Development; Spermatic Cord Torsion; Ureter; Ureterocele; Urethral Stricture; Urinary Incontinence; Urinary Tract Infections; Urogenital Abnormalities; Urology; Vesico-Ureteral Reflux

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Stanton Honig, MD

Clinical Professor of Urology

Director, Yale Men’s Health Program

Biography

Dr. Stanton Honig is a nationally known expert on male fertility, sexual medicine and surgery. In his large clinical urology practice, he focuses on providing compassionate, personalized care to men struggling with infertility and sexual problems, in addition to general urology. This involves working with couples that are having trouble conceiving because of male reproductive issues, such as no sperm in the ejaculate, low sperm counts or blockage of the vas deferens, the tiny tubes that...

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Research Interests

Hypogonadism; Erectile Dysfunction; Infertility, Male; Reproduction; Vasectomy

Clinical Interests

Endocrinology; Genitalia, Male; Erectile Dysfunction; Prostatic Diseases; Prostatic Hyperplasia; Reproduction; Urology; Vasectomy; Men's Health

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Peter Humphrey, MD, PhD

Professor of Pathology

Director, Genitourinary Pathology

Biography

obtained his B.A. in Chemistry and Biochemistry, and his MD and PhD (in biochemistry) from The University of Kansas. He did his anatomic pathology residency at Duke University Medical Center, and joined the faculty there for four years, followed by 21 years as a faculty member at Washington University School of Medicine. Dr. Humphrey is a practicing surgical and urologic pathologist, with a research focus on clinico-pathologic and molecular pathologic aspects...

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Research Interests

Precancerous Conditions; Pathological Conditions, Signs and Symptoms; Urogenital Neoplasms; Pathological Conditions, Anatomical

Clinical Interests

Pathology, Surgical

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Michael Hurwitz, PhD, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Medical Oncology)

Research Interests

Neoplastic Processes

Clinical Interests

Adult; Urinary Bladder Neoplasms; Kidney Neoplasms; Medical Oncology; Prostatic Neoplasms; Testicular Neoplasms

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Gary Israel, MD

Professor of Diagnostic Radiology and of Urology

Chief, Body Computed Tomography (CT)

Biography

Gary Israel, MD, Associate Professor and Chief of Computed Tomography, comes to Yale from NYU Medical Center. Dr. Israel earned his medical degree at New York Medical College, and completed a residency and fellowship in diagnostic radiology at Montefore Medical Center and New York University Medical Center, respectively.

Dr. Israel’s expertise is abdominal imaging with a particular focus on genitourinary imaging (GU), using both CT and MRI. He has particular interest in the CT and MR evaluation...

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Patrick Kenney, MD

Assistant Professor of Urology

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Harriet Kluger, MD

Professor of Medicine (Medical Oncology)

Associate Director, Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program

Biography

Dr. Kluger is a medical oncologist who sees patients with melanoma and renal cell carcinoma. Her research interests focus on developing new drugs and biomarkers predictive of response to these drugs in melanoma and renal cell carcinoma. She participates in a number of clinical trials studying new agents for the treatment of these diseases, both targeting the immune system and the cancer cell. She runs and active research laboratory that studies tumors and cells from patients treated with novel...

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Clinical Interests

Breast Diseases; Medical Oncology; Melanoma

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M. Maher, MD

Assistant Professor

Biography

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Piruz Motamedinia, MD

Assistant Professor of Urology

Biography

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Research Interests

Carcinoma, Transitional Cell; Kidney Calculi

Clinical Interests

Urinary Bladder; Urinary Bladder Calculi; Hematuria; Kidney; Kidney Calculi; Ureter; Ureteral Calculi; Ureteral Neoplasms; Urinary Calculi; Urinary Tract; Transurethral Resection of Prostate

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Daniel Petrylak, MD

Professor of Medicine (Medical Oncology) and of Urology

Co-Director, Signal Transduction Research Program

Biography

As Professor of Medicine and Urology at Yale School of Medicine, Dr. Daniel P. Petrylak is a pioneer in the research and development of new drugs and treatments to fight prostate, bladder, kidney and testicular cancer. For patients fighting these types of cancers, Petrylak finds recent developments in the field of immunotherapy particularly promising. “Up until recently, bladder cancer had not seen any major advancement in more than 30 years,” he says. “Studies are ongoing, but interim...

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Leslie Rickey, MPH, MD

Associate Professor of Urology and of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences

Fellowship Director, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery

Biography

Dr. Leslie M. Rickey specializes in helping women suffering from problems related to the pelvic floor, including weaknesses of the muscles, ligaments and connective tissue that support healthy bladder, vaginal, and bowel function. Dr. Rickey treats patients with urinary incontinence (urine leakage), overactive bladder (urinary urgency and frequency), fecal incontinence (bowel leakage), pelvic organ prolapse (when a pelvic organ like the bladder or uterus drops, or “prolapses,” down and ...

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James Rosoff, MD

Assistant Professor of Urology

Biography

James Rosoff grew up in New Rochelle, NY and attended Yale University, earning his undergraduate degree in 1997. He then went on to serve as a Peace Corps Volunteer, teaching science for two years in the West African country of Benin. After the Peace Corps, he worked for three years as a science teacher in Boston.

James then attended medical school at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University in New York City, earning his medical degree in 2006. He stayed at Cornell for his residency...

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Research Interests

Hypogonadism; Testicular Diseases; Urogenital Neoplasms

Clinical Interests

Infertility, Male; Kidney Calculi; Urinary Incontinence; Urologic Diseases; Urologic Neoplasms; Urology

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Peter Schulam, MD, PhD

Professor of Urology

Chair, Department of Urology, Yale School of Medicine

Chief, Department of Urology, Yale-New Haven Hospital

Clinical Program Leader, Prostate and Urologic Cancers Program, Smilow Cancer Hospital

Biography

I graduated from the Medical Scientist Training Program at Baylor College of Medicine with an MD and a PhD in Immunology. My surgical and urologic training was at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. Following...

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Brian Shuch, MD

Assistant Professor of Urology and of Diagnostic Radiology

Biography

Dr. Brian M. Shuch’s decision to study urologic oncology was a personal one: he wanted to help others defeat cancer after watching a member of his own family succumb to the disease. “I wanted to be a surgeon in a field where patients have excellent outcomes with surgery,” he explains. “I also wanted to be involved with systemic therapy and cutting-edge research.” At Yale, Dr. Shuch runs the urologic oncology cancer research bank, where all tissue, urine, and blood is stored for future...

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Research Interests

Genetics; Neoplastic Syndromes, Hereditary; Urinary Tract; Urologic Neoplasms

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Dinesh Singh, MD

Assistant Professor of Urology

Director, Laparoscopy & Endourology

Biography

Dinesh Singh, M.D., Assistant Professor of Urology and Director of Laparoscopy and Endourology, earned his medical degree from Columbia University and completed his residency in general surgery at Brigham & Women’s Hospital and his residency in urology at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Singh is Board Certified in Urology and completed fellowship training in laparoscopy and minimally invasive surgery. He specializes in treating patients with prostate cancer, adrenal gland tumors, ureteropelvic...

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Clinical Interests

Kidney Calculi; Medical Oncology; Urinary Tract Infections

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Preston Sprenkle, MD

Assistant Professor of Urology

Biography

Dr. Preston C. Sprenkle specializes in the treatment of urologic cancers, including prostate cancer, kidney cancer, bladder cancer, testicular cancer and sarcoma – a rare kind of cancer that grows in cells that connect or support other parts of the body, like bone or muscle.

Dr. Sprenkle has dedicated his career to using the latest imaging technologies to improve diagnosis. He was one of the first physicians nationwide to implement the use of the Artemis Device. This machine, introduced in...

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Clinical Interests

Prostatic Neoplasms

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Ralph Stroup, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor of Urology

Biography

Dr. Stroup is currently the physician in charge of the urology residents’ training clinic held every Monday at the YNHH Smilow Cancer Center. He received his urology training under the...

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Mario Sznol, MD

Professor of Medicine (Medical Oncology)

Co-Director, Yale SPORE in Skin Cancer

Biography

Dr. Mario Sznol is a Professor of Medicine (Medical Oncology). Dr. Sznol, formerly with the National Cancer Institute, has an international reputation in cancer drug development. Dr. Sznol's expertise and experience is in cancer immunotherapy, drug development for cancer, and treatment of patients with melanoma and renal cell carcinoma. He is working to expand the opportunities for clinical trials at the Yale Cancer Center, particularly those focusing on immunotherapy and novel agents.

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Clinical Interests

Medical Oncology; Melanoma

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Charles Walker, MD

Assistant Professor of Urology

Biography

Dr. Charles N. Walker has dedicated his career to advocating for men’s health and improving quality of life for men who suffer from erectile dysfunction, prostate problems, and other male-related health issues.

“Both erectile dysfunction and benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH, or enlargement of the prostate) are non-life-threatening diseases. They can be effectively treated if diagnosed early and treated with the appropriate therapy,” Dr. Walker says.

Dr. Walker balances a busy clinical and...

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Jeffrey Weinreb, MD, FACR, FISMRM, FSCBT/MR

Professor of Diagnostic Radiology

Director, Medical Imaging

Chief, Body Imaging Section

Chief, MRI Service

Director, Clinical Quality Initiatives

Biography

After graduating Phi Beta Kappa from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dr. Weinreb received his medical degree from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He has held faculty positions at University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Columbia College for Physicians and Surgeons, and New York University School of Medicine, where he was Director of MRI for 15 years and led a group that pioneered the development of Body MRI, Breast MRI, and MRA. Yale has been his home since 2002.
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Robert Weiss, MD, FACS, FAAP

Donald Guthrie Professor of Urology

Director, Pediatric Urology

Biography

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Clinical Interests

Cryptorchidism; Hypospadias; Medical Oncology; Urinary Incontinence; Vesico-Ureteral Reflux

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James Yu, MD, MHS

Assistant Professor of Therapeutic Radiology

Biography

Dr. Yu is the director of genitourinary cancers radiotherapy and co-director of the gamma knife program for the department of Therapeutic Radiology at the Yale School of Medicine. As a former Yale Center for Clinical Investigation scholar and member of the Cancer Outcomes, Public Policy, and Effectiveness Research (COPPER) Center at Yale, Dr. Yu’s research centers on the comparative effectiveness of new radiation technologies and how these new technologies are adopted nationally. Dr. Yu is...

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Clinical Interests

Radiation Oncology